Inside Teaching MSU is a network of grad students & postdocs, promoting teaching excellence through conversation & sharing practices across MSU and beyond. The Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology leverages MSU’s energy and inventiveness by connecting people, designing opportunities, and facilitating innovation. The Graduate School and Hub for Innovation, Teaching and Learning at Michigan State University
welcome you to innovate with us, influence the future of higher education, and further develop as teacher-leaders and public scholars by becoming an Inside Teaching MSU – Innovation Hub (ITMSU-HUB) graduate fellow.
Through the ITMSU-HUB Fellowship, graduate students will be exposed to intellectual spaces at MSU where innovation in teaching and learning is occurring – within collaborative projects between academic departments and the MSU-Innovation Hub (“the Hub”). The core work of the Hub is anchored in educational design projects
that are a part of a larger university-wide effort to improve teaching, learning and student success. Some examples include (but are not limited to) of Hub projects include:
● College of Veterinary Medicine Curriculum Redesign
● Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy Initiative
● Learning Analytics to Promote Student Success
● Co-Curricular Transcript Project
What is involved in the ITMSU-HUB Fellowship?
Each fellow will develop skills in teaching and learning assessment and public scholarship and outreach. The first few months of the fellowship will be focused on learning about the work of the Hub and being a participant observer with faculty and academic staff working on educational design projects. During this time, fellows will fine-tune and utilize creative skill sets (e.g., branding, curation, social media strategy, digital and face-to-face instructional development) to disseminate what is being learned through these educational design projects. The goal of this dissemination will be to build excitement about innovative teaching with fellow graduate students, and help others adopt high impact teaching practices. As the fellowship year progresses, participants will develop their own mini-research or assessment projects, implement those projects and ultimately share the results of these projects in a public setting. Each fellow will receive $5,000 to support their work (to be paid over two semesters).
Who should apply to be an ITMSU-HUB Fellow?
Successful applicants will have a proven commitment to and passion for pedagogy and teaching and how institutions like MSU can best support high quality teaching, learning and student success. We are seeking applicants with a record of proactive attention (through workshops, other professional development experiences) to improving their ability to teach in postsecondary education. Successful applicants will also have experience with and/or demonstrate openness to developing creative (digital and analog) skillsets to share best practices in teaching. Finally, we are seeking applicants expressing interest in becoming instructional leaders (people who educate others about high quality teaching and learning) and/or public scholars: individuals who share their disciplinary expertise (and its relevance) to audiences beyond the confines of the university.
Who is eligible?
Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a program leading to a Ph.D., be in good academic standing, and making progress on their degrees. Fellows from previous years may re-apply for an additional year in the program. Previous Inside Teaching Fellows are encouraged to apply as ITMSU-HUB fellows.
How to apply:
Please send an e-mail to Melissa McDaniels (firstname.lastname@example.org ) by November 14th, 2016 with ITMSU-HUB in the subject line . Two things must be attached to this e-mail in one .pdf using the following naming convention: lastname.firstname.pdf :
● An updated CV
● A Complete Inside Teaching – MSU Innovation Hub Fellowship Program (2017) Doctoral Student Application. NOTE: In this application, you will need to get signatures of both your department chair (or graduate program director) and your graduate advisor. The application also has room for you to include (within the PDF) responses to the following questions – please write in the space provided and
limit each response to 300 words:
○ Why are you interested in being an ITMSU-HUB Fellow? What activities have you participated in previously that demonstrate your commitment to high quality teaching and learning?
○ What does it mean to be a public scholar and/or teacher-leader?
○ Based upon your understanding of the MSU Teaching Competencies, which one(s) are you most interested in developing? Why?
https://grad.msu.edu/certification-college-teaching-competenci○ Identify two products (e.g. blog posts, social media, classroom resources or curricula,
workshops) you hope to produce as a result of your work as an ITMSU-HUB Fellow and at least one audience you are interested in reaching with those products. Previous Fellows should describe and justify what further activities associated with their project(s) they will pursue during the additional fellowship year.
Applications will be reviewed by a panel of representatives from both the The Graduate School and the Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology. Deadline for applications is November 14th, 2016.